Anyone use a kitchenaid grain mill

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I'm wondering if a kitchenaid grain mill would work to crush some malt for brewing. It advertises you can "Choose from 'cracked' to extra-fine consistency.", and in the PDF manual it reads that you can use it for barley, but it "should be hulled before grinding".

We already have a kitchenaid and some attachments, but I don't want to go out and spend $130 on something that wont work or that I'll wear out after a few uses. Has anyone out there used this before on malt? Has anyone out there used this before at all? If so, please advise.
 

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Wow, at that price why not just go with a regular mill? Sorry I don't have a helpful reply, just wondering really.


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I haven't looked around much yet, but my extremely quick & dirty search didn't show any regular mills below $170. Plus I'm in an apartment and space is a factor.
 

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Just my opinion, a KA is not really designed for milling the type of quantity needed for brewing, and may put a lot of wear and tear on an expensive machine.

Lots of budget milling options,
a corona, rebel, cereal killer etc etc.

I would look elsewhere than the KA.

KA is intended to make several cups of flour for baking, not fifty cups needed for brewing.
 

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I have the mill, have tried it before when I didn't have an actual grain mill when toasting 1-2 lbs of malt.

basically the tldr is that even the coarsest grind is too fine for brewing. you end up with a rather large amount of dust, its painfully slow.

I use it to make flour as I regularly bake but not for homebrewing
 
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